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About Bass12

We are a riot jazz, brass covers band from Cardiff, guaranteed to get you dancing all night long.
Brass ensemble
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Bass12 are a riot jazz, brass covers band guaranteed to liven up any event bringing huge horns, dangerous drums and sumptuous sousaphone to the dance floor. Influences: Youngblood Brass Band, No BS, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band We play an array of well known tunes like you've never heard them before as well as some original tracks. We work on the principle that music should be danced to. If it's got high energy brass and percussion, you can't beat it!

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Christmas, Film / TV music, Jazz, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Funk, Soul, Top 40, Tribute
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Example repertoire we can include
Ain't Nobody
All Night long
Do watcha wanna
Feel Like Funkin' It up
Get lucky
Human Nature
Killing me softly
No Diggity
Rather Be
Sexual Healing
Shut Up and Dance
Sweet Dreams are made of this
Take on me
Under the Bridge
Uptown Funk
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up usually includes, 2 saxophones, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, sousaphone and drums We can offer a Bass12 trio of sax, bass and drums to provide music earlier in the day or event in preparation for the main band. Both groups come with vocals

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes, let us know if you'd like background music between our sets, we charge £50 per hour for this service before or after our performance.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes - we either perform acoustically or with microphones attached to our instruments so we can move around freely. Our drummer can use a marching snare drum.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. You are welcome to ask for our full repertoire and suggest some favourites - we will then do what we can to fit these in!

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Unless you request we perform acoustically, PA and lighting is included in our quote. Let us know if your venue can already provide a PA system with at least 8xlr inputs and 'phantom power'.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Absolutely! If a song you would like to be performed is not in our standard repertoire list, Bass12 HQ can use their special Bass12 formula to write an arrangement and have it ready for your event for a fee of £50


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Claire C, 6 months ago

Thank you to you all for the fantastic set you played at our wedding on Saturday. We have seen you perform a few times and as always, on Saturday, you had everyone up dancing and added to the brilliant atmosphere. It was so much fun and your talent, enthusiasm and simply great performance was noted by many of our guests. Thank you all so much - we can’t wait to see you all perform again! Love Claire and Jamie x

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Shaan S, 7 months ago

Thank you so much for everything last week. I would not hesitate recommending you to anyone. From organising things before (easy to communicate with, quick responses, accommodating) to the main event. We loved it, (which we knew we would) but it was wonderful to have so many guests remark how brilliant Bass 12 were. Overall it was a pleasure to have all the band there, which is important considering you guys were such a massive part of the evening. Then the performance - music and energy perfect for keeping wedding guests of all ages on the dance floor all night! Thanks again!

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